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Wishes in Flight

You Hold the Ticket to a Child's Wish

Wishes make a big difference in the lives of children with critical illnesses. They can improve a child’s quality of life, give them hope and may give them a higher chance of survival.  

More than 70% of the wishes we grant require some sort of travel, and this travel accounts for the number one cost of wishes. Our chapter would need more than 10 million miles to cover every travel wish each year.   

Donated Miles Never ExpireBy donating unused airline miles, you help:  

  • reduce wish costs
  • make donor dollars go further
  • allow us to reach more kids suffering from critical illnesses in our community

Donate Miles Now

Want to Help?

Here are a few ways you can help:
  • Start a drive at your workplace – hold an annual miles-raiser and ask employees to donate unused miles.
  • Reach out to your social networks – post on social media, urging contacts to get involved. Here are some posts and graphics you can use.
  • Provide a resource – include information on your company’s intranet on how employees can donate miles if they choose to. This can help with your outreach!
  • Send an email – collecting miles can be as easy as clicking “copy” and “paste,” by sending an email to personal and professional contacts, asking them donate. Find email language you can use here.
  • Be vocal – tell people you know that they can help make wishes come true, with no real cost to them!

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American Airlines

Helpline: (800) 882-8880

1,000-mile minimum
Visit where you can donate your AAdvantage® miles to American’s well-being program which supports health and wellness organizations including Make-A-Wish.

Donate to American's Wellbeing Program

JetBlue Airlines
Helpline: (800) JET-BLUE
500-point minimum
Visit JetBlue's web site and select Make-A-Wish when donating your TrueBlue points to help make wishes come true.

Donate JetBlue TrueBlue and Select Make-A-Wish

Southwest Airlines

Helpline: 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792)
2,000 point minimum 
Visit Southwest's web site and select Make-A-Wish when donating your Rapid Rewards points to help make wishes come true.

Donate Southwest Rapid Rewards and Select Make-A-Wish
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